People's Theatre Project is currently seeking vibrant professional teaching artists of all interdisciplinary performance specialties to join our passionate and growing family of artist-activist-educators. PTP teaching artists are placed in residencies within our 30 school and community sites across four boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Our devising curriculum is designed around three rigorous Writing and Speaking Common Core Standards that together, demand self-assessment, critical thinking, clarity, revision, editing, collaboration and creativity. Each site-specific residency is uniquely tailored to the needs of our partner organizations. Residencies generally range in length from 15-20 weeks (with the bulk of residencies occurring in Spring) and culminate in a formal sharing of the participants' devised theatrical collage presented for their community.
Theatre-makers specializing in acting, devised theatre, movement, playwriting, poetry, or puppetry with professional experience and an investment in working with public and independent school students in grades PreK-12 are strongly encouraged to apply.
Teaching Artist Expectations:
- Fulfill all assigned residencies within the 2016-2017 school year (September – June).
- Execute PTP curriculum by developing weekly lesson plans for contracted residencies.
- Submit lesson plans (and any additional administrative documentation) to supervisor upon request.
- Attend monthly professional development activities and periodic organization-wide events.
- Schedule and attend co-planning meetings with classroom teachers.
- Facilitate grade/age-differentiated group instruction in alignment with the curriculum.
- Mentor a PTP Apprentice Artist.
- Facilitate school staff, parent, or PTP staff professional development sessions upon request.
- Submit weekly reflections for each residency.
- Submit attendance rosters monthly for each residency.
- Submit student success stories at the conclusion of each residency.
- Submit student surveys at the conclusion of each residency.
- Serve as an affirming role model and demonstrate professional behavior.
- Safeguard the physical and emotional welfare of children in accordance with program and residency site procedures.
- Engage with coworkers professionally, creatively, and constructively.
- Communicate regularly with supervisor.
- Adhere to residency site protocol and policies.
- Facilitate the creation and execution of end of program sharing of student work.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Previous teaching artist experience with diverse populations
- Willingness to travel throughout multiple boroughs
- A commitment to attend mandatory professional development sessions
- Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines
- Commitment to, interest in, or experience with social justice initiatives
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent experience
- Experience teaching in public school settings
- Bi/Multilingualism (especially Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and/or Haitian Creole)
- Experience with English Language Learners (ELLs)
- Lesson planning proficiency
- Self-starter and problem-solver
- Familiarity with the Common Core Standards
Applications for the 2016-17 academic year should be submitted by Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Select applicants will be asked to present a 25-minute demo lesson. Final candidates will be asked to interview thereafter.
Applicants must be available for all of the following dates:
- Interview Dates: Thursday, December 15, 2016 or Friday, December 16, 2016
- Demo Lesson Dates: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 or Wednesday, December 14, 2016
- New Employee Orientation: Monday, January 9-10, 2017, 9a.m. – 3:00p.m.
To apply for a teaching artist position, please fill out our online application.